A ROMAN BANDED AGATE RINGSTONE
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The flat oval stone engraved with Mercury, the god standing, depicted nude but for a mantle draped over his left arm, wearing talaria (his characteristic winged boots), holding a moneybag in his right hand, on a short groundline; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long; ring size 7½